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Police investigating several break-ins throughout Baltimore County

Posted at 10:06 PM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 09:39:52-04

"When it happens to one of us it feels like it’s happened to all of us," said a man who lives on Jordan Way in Perry Hall.

Monday morning, someone broke into a home on Jordan Way while an entire family was asleep inside.

"Up until recently it’s been pretty much limited to just car break ins, but clearly the element is feeling a little more brave and taking bigger steps to get whatever they’re after," he said.

A day earlier in Perry Hall on Blairwood Road, Baltimore County police said a man was robbed. Neighbors there tell WMAR-2 News he was robbed at gunpoint and people are also stealing tires from cars.

Nearby in White Marsh, police said three businesses were broken into the weekend before. Two were sno-ball stands and another was a business trailer.

"You just feel violated," said Jennifer Nicholas, the owner of BMORE Ice. She said someone ransacked her sno-ball stand on Pulaski Highway and stole money.

"As soon as I went in, things were all over," Nicholas said. "I noticed the cash register had been broken and I could see it was emptied out."

After she realized what happened, she immediately met with her employees. She has five employees who are all teenagers.

"We reworked how we do things and changed a lot of things we took for granted as far as security," Nicholas said.

It's something the neighbors in Perry Hall are doing as well, increasing security. A neighbor said they plan on adding more lights and possibly cameras.

"When there’s a break in like the one we had, that’s unnerving, and that’s something we hope police will step up patrolling, and we’re gonna step up our efforts of this community. We’re not gonna be victims," said the concerned neighbor.

Baltimore County Police said they are investigating these burglaries and robberies. However, they do not know if there is any connection.